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Want to increase profits?  We can fund training for your staff.

Cross training, specialized training — it all adds up to a better-trained workforce, increased productivity, and a more competitive company. If you’re looking to train your staff, NYC Business Solutions makes it easy to invest in your employees.

We’ll help cover the cost of training, whether it’s a customized program, training led by your own managers, or an off-site program led by external trainers. We’ll also provide technical support to help you find the right training solution.

Customized Training

Customized Training helps your business afford professional training services that can reduce employee turnover and increase productivity, thereby saving you money and growing your business.  Customized Training eliminates the financial constraints that keep businesses from investing in staff development by providing awards of up to $400,000, which can cover 60-70% of eligible training costs.

We will help you access funding for trainings that align with the following four categories:

  1. Training on recently purchased equipment or software
  2. Training to offer new services or products to reach new markets
  3. Training current staff to take on new responsibilities and/or to get promoted
  4. Training to update obsolete skills to keep your business competitive

Applications are accepted year-round.  To apply for Customized Training, applicants can complete Part 1 of the application process here. Qualified applicants will be offered on-site assistance to complete Part 2 of the application. For more information, please refer to our Customized Training Guidelines or contact an Account Manager.

Customized Training application deadlines Tentative Evaluation meeting dates for 2015
Friday, December 19, 2014 Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015 Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015 Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015 Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015 Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015 Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The administrators of the Customized Training Program reserve the right to revise this schedule at any time, without notice. Above dates are meant to serve as a guide and the Customized Training Program is not responsible for any actions taken in reliance on the schedule above.

Past Awards:

  1. Information and Professional Services - A business equipment company trained account executives, field service representatives, and supervisors in Oracle software, A+, and N+ Networking.
  2. Food Services/Accommodation - A Bronx-based company specializing in Latin-inspired catering trained their wait staff to become captains and Maitre' Ds in a 13-week program focusing on new catering software, event planning, and preparation, and management skills.
View more Customized Training success stories here

If you have already been notified that your business will be receiving a Customized Training award, click here to review our Project Management Guide that includes tips and guidance regarding what you may expect as a Customized Training Awardee.

"Made in NY" Media Employee Training

NYC-based media and entertainment companies now have access to training grants tailored specifically to their needs. These grants fund specialized skill training needed in the post-production field and other industry-related companies. 

To be eligible for the “Made in NY” Media Employee Training program, your business must:

  • Be headquartered or have a main office within the five boroughs of New York City;
  • Have at least one full-time employee;
  • Have a minimum of $20,000 and maximum of $10 million in annual gross revenues;
  • Have been in operation for at least one year; and
  • Be in the media & entertainment industry. 

To apply for a training grant for a media or entertainment company, please complete part 1 of the application process here. For more information, please visit this program’s official website.